Biography

Eugene counsels companies in all stages of their development from start-up through acquisition. He values his role as a trusted advisor and seeks to provide practical legal advice to all of his clients, taking into consideration their business and other objectives.

Over his years of practice, Eugene has gained significant transactional experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commercial loan transactions, and private offerings. He also advises start-ups and entrepreneurs on entity formation matters, founder issues, and business planning and strategy. Eugene frequently serves as outside general counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, software, transportation, health care, and technology.

Prior to joining Verrill, Eugene practiced for many years in the Corporate Department at a midsize firm in Boston, where he represented some of New England's most dynamic privately held, middle-market companies.

Outside the office, Eugene is an active member of the community. He is the immediate past president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Community Development Corporation, which is the leading regional developer and preserver of affordable housing in areas of Greater Boston with high concentrations of Asian Americans.

Services/Industries

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Amherst College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Asian Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.

Memberships

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Co-chair, Recently Elected Partners Forum

Honors

  • Recognized in the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural "Hot List" in 2013
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Mergers & Acquisitions

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Firm Highlights

Blog

IRS Allows Tax-Advantaged Leave Donation to COVID-19 Relief Organizations

Under new guidance, the IRS will give favorable tax treatment to employees who donate leave to COVID-19 relief organizations. In IRS Notice 2020-46 , the agency announced that employees who donate paid leave for...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

Town & Country Federal Credit Union to host virtual money conference ( Mainebiz 6.23.2020) Connected Credit Union and Winslow Community Federal Credit Union ’s merger is effective June 27 and will be known as...

Matter

Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Publication/Podcast

FDA Issues Guidance on IRB Review of Non-Emergency Individual Patient Expanded Access Requests for Investigational Drugs and Biological Products to Treat COVID-19

Prompted by a substantial increase in requests for individual patient access to investigational drugs and biologics to treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance on June 2, 2020 that outlines...

Matter

Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

News

Verrill Welcomes Esteemed Corporate and Securities Attorney Edward Rosenthal

(June 10, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome corporate and securities attorney Edward Rosenthal to the firm as a member of the Business Law Group. Rosenthal brings with him more than 40 years...

News

Paycheck Protection Program Focuses on Short-Term and Misses Long-Term Damages

On June 8, the Portland Press Herald published an article, "Revamped emergency loan program remains a short-term fix," discussing the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) extended deadlines and loosened restrictions, but lack of solutions to...

Blog

IRS Issues New Guidance on CARES Act Retirement Plan Distributions and Loans

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-50 , which expands relief provided for retirement plan distributions and loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Distributions Under the CARES Act, a...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...